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New Member Spotlight – Leah Davis

Leah Davis

By: MPI Ohio | Mar 27, 2019

Leah Davis 
Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus-Downtown

Who are the most important people in your life?  I have so many people in my life to be thankful for, and who I consider most important. My children, my parents, in-laws, and my close circle of friends that my children look at as family.

Who do you work for and what is your role?  I work for the Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus-Downtown, which is an Indus Hotels property – a local hotel management company.  I am a corporate group sales and business travel manager.

What is the best thing about your job?  One thing I love is that I get to be part of the incredible growth and development that is happening in the Short North & Downtown neighborhoods. It has been really fun being able to use my knowledge of the neighborhoods to help clients have memorable experiences and collaborations with local experiential businesses. It is important to me that I have a great team that makes coming to work fun, and I am proud to represent the property.

What are the 3 most important skills you use at work? Communication, Listening, and Relationship Building.  It is important to me that I am able to communicate, not only efficiently with my client, but clearly and succinctly with my team to ensure that client needs are met. I don’t believe that you can have successful communication without also having good listening skills; there is too much room for error and misunderstandings otherwise. Building relationships is the cornerstone of what I do and why we are all here. As a natural introvert, I have grown so much over the years and am proud that I have honed the ability to build relationships, but also to nurture them. 

What one piece of advice would you give to someone beginning their career in the Meeting Industry?  Find your mentor

What super-power would you love to have to help you do your job better?   I guess good old telepathy would be a useful super power as any to have for my line of work. Telepathy takes all of the guess work out of differing communication styles.

Leah.Davis@Hilton.com

As a new member, we want to make sure you get the most out of your membership and feel welcomed into our community of meeting professionals. It is our mission to provide innovative and relevant education & networking opportunities as well as business exchanges. From time to time we like to highlight our new members to help introduce them into our member network.

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